Step 4 in the Great Campaigns of
the American Civil War ...
It was August 1862, and Confederate General Robert E. Lee
took his Army of Northern Virginia on a mission to destroy Union
General John Pope's Army of Virginia. He tried to do so before
McClellan returned from his failed attempt on Richmond and reinforced
Pope in central and northern Virginia. Lee relied in great part
on the performance of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.
Ultimately, Jackson earned much of his lofty reputation at the
expense of Pope. STONEWALL JACKSON'S WAY simulates that campaign
of August 1862. It was the first game produced in the Great Campaigns
of the American Civil War (GCACW) series and proved to be the
forerunner of five games in all.
In the tournament, players enter three preliminary rounds.
The four players with the best records in those three rounds
proceed to a single-elimination playoff. Players will face off
in the "Jackson's March" scenario in two of the three
preliminary rounds. In the third, players will play the "Cedar
Mountain" scenario. The victory conditions for that scenario
have been modified to achieve better balance of play between
the two sides, but otherwise the scenario is unchanged. For more
information on the modified scenario as well as the GCACW series
in general, check the web site at: http://www.smart.net/~waveland/gcacw.htm.
For the four players who make it to the single-elimination playoff,
the semi-final games will be "Jackson's March" and
the finals will be a scenario upon which the players mutually
agree. In the 1998 Avaloncon Tournament, Bruno Passacantando
and Paul Nied reached the finals and agreed to play Jackson's
March. Bruno bested Paul in a hard fought game.